SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
February 01, 2018
February 01, 2018
The 2018 march will take place outside parliament on May 5
February 01, 2018
Art celebrates the beauty of God's creation, whereas pornography appeals to mankind's basest desires
February 01, 2018
Is Pope Francis getting enough of the high-quality briefings needed for a world leader?
February 01, 2018
Young Catholics are being drawn away from the Church. Can anything stop the exodus?
February 01, 2018
An eminent priest has denounced the nation's bishops. Does a sharp dip in Mass attendance back up his claims?
February 01, 2018
Five years on, his resignation is still shocking
February 01, 2018
It's not just Catholics who want NFP
February 01, 2018
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February 01, 2018
Last Friday, Pope Francis addressed members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who had gathered in Rome to reflect on euthanasia. The Pope noted that many Westerners now regard the “voluntary interruption of human existence [as] a choice of ‘civilisation’”. The “civilised” supporters of euthanasia regard the Church’s condemnation of the practice
February 01, 2018
✣ Don’t share ‘evil’ fake news, urges Pope What happened? Pope Francis denounced “fake news” and urged people to check the source of what they share on social media. In a message released for World Communications Day, he said the first instance of fake news was from the Garden of Eden, when the serpent lied to
February 01, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online American Christianity is growing stronger At thefederalist.com Glenn Stanton challenged the myth of Christian decline in the United States. Recent research had shown that Christianity was actually growing stronger, he said. The research, by Sean Bock and Landon Schnabel, academics at Harvard and Indiana Bloomington University, found that “intense”
February 01, 2018
Requests for annulments in Britain and Ireland have risen following the introduction of reforms ordered by Pope Francis. Figures released by the British and Irish diocesan tribunals show a significant increase in applications for annulments in 2016. This marks a reversal of a decades-long decline in annulment cases reflecting a decline in Catholic marriages. The